Colin Stuart Francis, Master Corporal, Royal Westminster Regiment, passed away in the service of our country in Afghanistan, on July 4, 2007, at the age of 28 years.Â Colin is survived by his parents, Gary and Ann Bason and Â his brother Beric.Â He leaves also his wife Katrina and his five-month old daughter, Vienna.Â He will be sadly missed by a large extended family, both in Canada and New Zealand, as well as his military family with the Royal Westminster Regiment.Â Colin served as a member of the Reserves for seven years, including a tour of duty in Bosnia from 2002 to 2003.Â Most recently, he was sent to Afghanistan in February of this year, having spent only a few days with his newborn daughter.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 17, at Sts. Joachim & Ann Roman Catholic Church, 2827 273 St., (at 28th Ave.) in Aldergrove.Â Reverend Rufin Mika Celebrant.
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